Bakersfield College

Pre-Commencement graduates listen to the keynote speaker

2020 African American Pre-Commencement Celebration

We are excited to celebrate the 6th annual African American Pre-Commencement here at Bakersfield College. The pre-commencement celebration honor African American students who have successfully completed their degree or certificate from Bakersfield College. During the ceremony, each graduate will walk across the stage as his/her name is announced and will be draped in a Kente Cloth.

The Kente Cloth, developed in Ghana, is associated with class and royal status. The Kente communicates identity, community, and pride. It is seen as a source of strength, power, and the achievement of high education.


  • Date: TBA, 2020
  • Time: TBA
  • Place: TBA


Registration Deadline - May 1, 2020

If you have any questions or need further information, please call (661) 395-4709.

Additional Information

Submit a Spring 2020 Candidacy for Graduation to the BC Admissions office


  • Check-in/light refreshments
  • Group picture
  • Graduation Ceremony
  • Check-in commencement
  • BC Commencement Program for All Graduates